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Governors Island

10 S. New York, NY 10004 | Financial District | 212-514-8296

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A decommissioned military base just west of Brooklyn, this tiny island has tours of the historic forts that protected New York. The ferry over is $5.


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    A full moon occurs every 29 days, but the Full Moon Festival on Governors Island only happens once a year. Inspired by monthly, all-night full-moon parties in Thailand, the NYC version is an...
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    The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance was formed six years ago with two goals: first, bring together companies and groups that are connected to New York’s expansive waterfront, and two,...
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    New Yorkers, it seems, just can’t get enough of the roaring twenties. The Jazz Age Lawn Party returns for its ninth year, bringing revelers to Governor’s Island as they hearken...
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    PVD is a world-renowned trance DJ hailing from East Berlin who has mesmerized crowds of thousands across the globe, and this Memorial Day will be no different. His heavy kicks and...
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    With more than 200 poets from over 50 poetry organizations scheduled to attend, the New York Poetry Festival takes place alongside the iconic brick buildings of Governors Island’s...
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    With its lush lawns, decaying, and abandoned houses, Governor’s Island can feel like a performance installation even before the first actor arrives. But Jody Oberfelder will enhance...
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    Missing the good old days of childhood when being frozen during a game of tag was the only thing you had to stress over? Relive the bliss of recess at the Come Out & Play Festival, which...
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    What better way to celebrate American independence—and pay tribute to New York City’s roots—than by heading to Governors Island (once a Revolutionary War artillery post) to...
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    Broads, rock that bob, and gents, latch the suspenders—it’s time again for the seventh annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra host and headline...
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    Have you ever seen an art exhibition come to life? The annual Figment Festival at Governors Island is one of the rarest art experiences in New York that allows you to experience an art show...
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    If you always wanted to attend a party at Gatsby’s mansion, the Jazz Age Dance Party happening today at Governors Island is as close as you’re going to get (unless you have a time...

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